Dubai, home to the tallest skyscraper, largest shopping mall, and the longest driver-less metro system in the world, has now added another marvelous attraction to its beautiful city: the biggest picture frame on earth. The Dubai Frame is now open after decades of anticipation.
Sitting 150m above Zabeel Park, the Dubai Frame is equipped with revolving golden motifs that sparkle with the desert sunshine. For the price of 50 UAE Dirhams ($13.50 USD), visitors are able to follow a path that depicts the history of Dubai using modern technology. As you board the elevator, you can get close look of the old city Deira and the wobbling towers of Sheikh Zayed Road. Located at the main gate, the Frame experience has a dancing fountain with small souqs with Emirati stalls selling prices, heritage artifacts, two cafeterias and an art gallery.
After you tour the old city, visitors can head toward the neon whirlwind tunnel before they are transported to an interactive exhibition on the future of Dubai, and the city’s transformation from a small fishing town by the sea to a modern metropolis. The exhibition entails augmented reality shows offering previews of the UAE 50 years from now.
The Frame is one of the more surreal figures to appear on Dubai’s busy skyline in recent memory, so it’s no wonder that the citizens have already grown attached to it. It has already become a trendy backdrop for selfies, while also providing a comprehensive history of the city. From one side visitors can get a view of Old Dubai (with includes Al Karama, Umm Hurair, Bur Dubai and Deira), and from the other, they can see the New Dubai skyline (which includes some of the most iconic buildings, like the Burj Khalifa and the Burj Al Arab).
Visit dubai-frame.com for more information.